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KETB to open Killarney campus

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By Sean Moriart

Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) is to set up a campus in Killarney and have been invited to look at the former Pretty Polly site as a suitable location.

 

It is hoped the new Further Education and Training college will be operational by this September and that it will offer several courses including those aligned to the hospitality industry.

Killarney Municipal District officials and senior ETB managers are due to examine the former factory today (Friday) to assess its suitability as a campus.

When the Pretty Polly factory closed in 2009 it was handed over to Kerry County Council to be used to create new job opportunities in the town.

The local authority did receive a number of expressions of interest in the site but, so far, nothing has progressed.

There are no guarantees that the ETB will find the premises suitable for their plans but this is the most significant move to date to secure a tenant for the former factory.

Today’s meeting was made possible by Cllr Marie Moloney who is also a Kerry ETB board member. Cllrs Niall 'Botty' O'Callahghan and Maura Healy-Rae also played a role in securing today's visit.

“It is fantastic news for the town, they have already told me they hope to run hospitality courses in Killarney,” Cllr Moloney told the Killarney Advertiser. “I advised them to show an interest in the Pretty Polly site but we have to wait and see what they say after the visit.”

Kerry ETB is looking at a number of sites in the town. The Killarney Advertiser understands that it's under time pressure as it wants to be able to deliver courses in time for the new academic year which begins on September 1.

“We are fully committed to opening a Kerry College campus in the Killarney area, featuring a range of education and training options. We are currently exploring a number of possible locations,” an ETB spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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